Have you heard about these yet? They take all the best parts of scrapbooking, creating a photo album and saving mementos and roll them all into one! Plus, no more hours spent with our heads hanging over a scrapbooking table! Here, watch this video:
See? How neat is that!? I loved scrapbooking, but I just don't have the time to keep up on it and I loved keeping all those little mementos (like movie stubs) but they would just end up in the bottom of my purse all the time. And then I ran across the Smash Book. It can be found several places like papersource.com and Michaels.com but definitely look around for a minute or two because some places have better pricing than others. Plus, there are a lot of little neat things like tabs, pockets, stamps, tape etc for about $2!
Here are a few excerpts from my first Smash Book (the honeymoon album). Now call me crazy, (seriously it's ok I know I am), but on the last day of our honeymoon I brought my camera to CVS and printed out our honeymoon pictures and brought them on the plane with us. By the end of the flight home my smash book was complete! There is no right or wrong way to do it, you just slop it in there and go!
This first picture is of the side of the album.
There are tabs that have sticky backs that can be purchased as one of those little side items for about $2 for a whole pack. Also, the album comes with a half pen/ half glue stick that comes with it (BUY AN EXTRA ONE OF THESE).
The middle part is our Luau program and the top left is a little smash book extra from a pack you can buy.
This page is on our Road to Hana trip. Again, as you can seen it has little mementos like a program and business card, writing around the edges and pictures.
I by no means consider myself to be a pro at this, so if you are looking for more inspiration just google it! There are some really great and creative books out there.
Now, it's on to my next one...